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Corning Museum of Glass

One Museum Way, Corning, NY 14830-2253
607.937.5371
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Ranked #1 of 17 attractions in Corning
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Art Museums
Owner description: The Corning Museum of Glass offers unique opportunities to explore glass: Live glassmaking demonstrations, Make Your Own Glass, hands-on glass... more » Owner description: The Corning Museum of Glass offers unique opportunities to explore glass: Live glassmaking demonstrations, Make Your Own Glass, hands-on glass exhibits, and stunning glass art collections. « less
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New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Spent three hours here with our 5 and 8 yr old. If we were by ourselves we would have spent even more time in the galleries...the kids were moderately interested in the displays and spent some time looking through the galleries. The museum provided us with a scavenger hunt for them to do but with the other papers including a... More

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for including us in your family vacation! We hope that you all made great memories during your time with us; it sounds like you will have the reminders of your time here with your handmade treasures. We appreciate your description of your sandblasting experience from start to finish – it is great information for other travelers. We hope... More

Nutley, Nj
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

I visited this museum when I was a child and was totally blown away with how much it has changed. The glass art on display is incredible. They still have a glass blowing demonstration, which was very informative, and had everyone's attention. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for revisiting! We hope that more of those with childhood memories stop back to make memories in new spaces with new objects, galleries and demonstrations. We hope that you learned about glass and were inspired by our displays and demos. Thanks for recommending us to other travelers through The Southern Finger Lakes! More

Kensington, Maryland
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74 reviews 74 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

oved the pieces int he museum. I enjoyed the artistic items more than the historical portion, but it was all good. And there is a pretty large gift shop with a whole lotta glass! It's almost a whole museum by itself!

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - if you like art then let me recommend you mark your calendar for March 2015 when we will be opening a new contemporary gallery. Our Glassmarket is one of the largest museum gift shops in the country; we hope you stocked up on housewares, collectibles, seasonal pieces, jewelry, made local glass, international art pieces... More

Toronto
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is a museum of glass art, glass history, glass technology and science, glass applications, just everything. You can easily spend mist of a day here and it is all fascinating.

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We hope that you continue to explore your new fascination with the art, history, and science of glass by following us on social media, our blog, and our website. Thanks again! More

Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Wow, what an excellent museum! Part history museum, part science centre, part art gallery, part demonstration gallery, part hands on space....etc... We had only three hours and it was not enough time. Beautifully done and fascinating. Don't miss it.

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We hope you got some great images and inspiration while making memories. Some visitors to the region take advantage of the 2 consecutive day admission. It's a great way to provide flexibility in your itinerary and avoid being overwhelmed. Some guests create their own glass on the first day so that they can pick it... More

Madison, Wisconsin
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Got stuck with a rainy day, so drive on up here and it was well worth the time. The museum is a good mix of exhibits including: the history of glassmaking back 35 centuries!, very informative, well laid out science exhibits, glassmaking demonstrations, glass technology explanations of fiber optic, strength of glass. It was quite varied and never failed to... More

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thanks for describing your museum experience! It's wonderful to hear that the information provided was presented in a way to interest, inform, and positively overwhelm you. We hope that your next trip to The Southern Finger Lakes will find you in our galleries and demonstrations, regardless of the weather. Thanks again! More

Oshawa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

In a town of 11,000 people they are fortunate to have such a world class museum. To spend over three hours looking at glass creations with no effort is an accomplishment on the part of the curator. They have a gift shop which includes all things made of glass and I do mean all things. At the current time they... More

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I will pass your comments on to our curatorial staff responsible for the hours that you spent in our collection. We appreciate you sharing the images of some of the great pieces on view; check out our online collections browser for more objects! We hope you have marked your calendar for next years opening to... More

ny
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165 reviews 165 reviews
54 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a museum not to miss esp if you have a family. we went with a group of adults and really enjoyed it, something for everyone. You will find the history of glass, many glass objects, and glass blowing demo's. Go and enjoy. They also have a great glass market.

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit. It sounds like our museum was a highlight of your trip to The Southern Finger Lakes. As you find yourself inspired by our collection, or intrigued by the history and science of glass, please use our website and social media for more images and info as we tell the world about glass! There's also an... More

South Amboy, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My husband and I stopped in at the museum to do the "make your own glass" workshop. It was a lot of fun and the staff was very friendly. We paid to have them ship the glass we made to our home and it came very well packed. We also looked in a few of the free galleries and saw... More

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It sounds like you visited the Frederick Carder Gallery located within our Studio space. Many guests miss this section so I hope readers take your suggestion to visit this beautiful gallery. We hope you stop back to see us again -- the glass and staff can't wait to help you explore more! More

Pasadena, Maryland, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed all the demonstrations and learned some stuff about glass. the museum itself has lots to look at if you are interested in looking at pieces of glass from history. The best part for me was making items. I made a sculpture, a bead, and sand blasted a glass.

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review. It sounds like you have a growing collection of hand-made glass work to treasure! Be sure to check out the weekend and week long studio classes (the fall/winter schedule should post in the next week or so). Also - we have seasonal items too, so check back often on ways to expand your experiences... More

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